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WCA World Championship 2019-Melbourne Australia July 11-14

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The applicants for Worlds have been revealed today.

Beijing/Guangzhou China.

Brest, Belarus

Melbourne, Australia.
Is it strange that the option here closest to me is the one I'd be least likely to attend if it hosted? Nothing against Belarus, but the other two options sound like much more interesting places to pay a visit, but that's probably just me.
 
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Is it strange that the option here closest to me is the one I'd be least likely to attend if it hosted? Nothing against Belarus, but the other two options sound like much more interesting places to pay a visit, but that's probably just me.
I agree. I am really hoping that if I can go, that it will be held in China because the chances of going there verses Australia is more likely for me. I am looking forward to the announcement within the next few months.
 
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I agree. I am really hoping that if I can go, that it will be held in China because the chances of going there verses Australia is more likely for me. I am looking forward to the announcement within the next few months.
I mean, I haven't been to any of the three or four cities in question, and would probably still go to any of them if decided upon, but Melbourne and Beijing are two of those "Bucket list" cities that I'd like to travel to at some point while I still have the chance (and the world champs is a great excuse to go), and even Guangzhou could be worth a pretty cool trip. Whereas Brest is just kinda "Eh, I guess?". Like I said, would still probably go if it was announced, just probably wouldn't excite me as much.
 

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Official post here:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/posts/wca-world-championship-2019-in-melbourne-australia

August 29, 2018, 8:51 PM GMT+7
We are informing you that the winning candidate to host the WCA World Championship 2019 is Melbourne, Australia!

We believe that their plan was the strongest among the four candidates and that their team will lead to a successful championship next year.

Thank you to the applicants from Brest, Belarus and Beijing/Guangzhou, China for their submissions. You can view all of the application documents here.
 
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First off, Congratulations to all the organizers that got the competition approved and thank you all for the work and time that you have/are/and will continue to do for the WC competition. I am sure that it will be great, despite the fact that I will most likely not be able to attend.

I would really really like to go, especially since Australia is somewhere that I have really wanted to travel to (and especially now with a major competition), but at the moment there is a very small chance I can go, but I guess I will have to wait and see. I look forward to seeing more info released on the competition (such as cutoffs, schedule etc.)
 

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Melbourne - Ranked the world's most live-able city 7 years in a row 2011-2017 (Currently second because we dont have a train from the airport :)). Come and see why! We look forward to welcoming you all.
most live-able ;)
Not having a train from the airport means less tourist, which would make it more live-able right ;)

I am not deciding about Worlds just yet. I have basically done my Australia travelling 8 years ago and I am not looking forward to being in a plane for 24 hours with 2 tiny children
 
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